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Old 04-29-09, 05:41 PM
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This one has been going around Chicago for about 3 months . . . I'm sure it will be here for a while . . .

http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/1145777891.html

I laugh everytime I see it re-posted . . .
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Originally Posted by johnknappcc View Post
This one has been going around Chicago for about 3 months . . . I'm sure it will be here for a while . . .

http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/1145777891.html

I laugh everytime I see it re-posted . . .

That's some crack! And I'm not even talking about the person who posted the ad .

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$1400 Buy It Now for a Series 5 Paramount, and the seller says " I don't want to hear "It was made in China or Japan or Asia or anywhere else". I'm not or hadn't said what country it was from because I just don't know! The fact is it is a one-of-a-kind bike and a once-in-a-life-time find."

Umm, OK. It is nice, but not worth even the opening bid as far as I am concerned.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...E:B:SS:US:1123
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Old 04-30-09, 04:14 PM
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$750 original price for a Trek 830...maybe $400?! Why advertise this way?

Women'shttp://newyork.craigslist.org/lgi/bik/1147933389.html

Trek 830 Mountain Bike - originally $750 - $150 (Massapequa)

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This bike is super lightweight. Original price was $750. You won't find a lighter bike for the money. Excellent shape. Everything works perfectly. 631 880 0892

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Old 04-30-09, 05:21 PM
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How about Shimano aero brake levers that miraculously shift as well?


http://cgi.ebay.com/PAIR-OF-SHIMANO-105-BRAKE-SHIFTERS_W0QQitemZ290312865174QQcmdZViewItemQQptZCycling_Parts_Accessories?hash=item290312865174&_tr ksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1318|301%3A0|293%3A1|294%3A50
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Old 04-30-09, 05:45 PM
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I love the clarification that they are shift levers only.
Not only is he wrong, but he makes sure to clarify his mistake.
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Old 05-01-09, 06:00 AM
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Alumunum Nishiki?,,,,BD

http://houston.craigslist.org/bik/1147820773.html
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Old 05-01-09, 09:25 AM
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wow Puch/Bergmeister/Steyr mens 28 in.?

http://richmond.craigslist.org/bik/1147478332.html

Puch/Bergmeister/Steyr mens 28 in.?
only $7500 for this one! ....But the wheels are rusting to the spokes and its got two flat tires. and the cables are falling off. Not sure of the size either. hmmm.

it this some super collectors bike or something?
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Old 05-01-09, 09:43 AM
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http://pensacola.craigslist.org/bik/1137776272.html
Mens nut crusher allterain bike - $25 (Ponce De Leon)

Mens sack basher mountain bike knobie tires and rock hardseat.Gareteed to knock your prostrate into your throat.2 bikes to choose from each $25.00 cash only no shipping I live 10 miles east of defuniack springscall 850-836-4422 or email [email protected] "

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Old 05-01-09, 02:42 PM
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i bin lokin fir a lather sawed seet fir mi bik.

http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/bik/1149352772.html

Nice bike by the way.
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http://columbus.craigslist.org/bik/1149776837.html


i like how the bike becomes a step-through at picture #2.
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Originally Posted by cbchess View Post
http://richmond.craigslist.org/bik/1147478332.html

Puch/Bergmeister/Steyr mens 28 in.?
only $7500 for this one! ....But the wheels are rusting to the spokes and its got two flat tires. and the cables are falling off. Not sure of the size either. hmmm.

it this some super collectors bike or something?

OMG! You could buy yourself a very nice car for that price...how lame!
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Old 05-01-09, 03:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Rabid Koala View Post
$1400 Buy It Now for a Series 5 Paramount, and the seller says " I don't want to hear "It was made in China or Japan or Asia or anywhere else". I'm not or hadn't said what country it was from because I just don't know! The fact is it is a one-of-a-kind bike and a once-in-a-life-time find."

Umm, OK. It is nice, but not worth even the opening bid as far as I am concerned.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...E:B:SS:US:1123
I talked to the guy on the phone - he asked me to call him after I had emailed him. He's actually very nice. He listed the bike not knowing where it was made, just that it's a Paramount. He's a balloon-tire guy - not the first time this kind of thing has happened. He got defensive in his ad after getting flooded with cranky Paramount-police emails almost the moment he listed the bike. I explained to him that it's Asian-built; he knows that at this point. I guess he's sticking to his guns as far as his bid-price structure, at least for now. I told him it's not worth his BIN. He also had a reserve, initially - don't know if that's still there. It might be worth the opening bid price, IMO, based on the Icy Hot paint scheme (not sure I've seen that on a Series bike before), the quality of components, and the pristine condition, but perhaps not much more than that.
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i bin lokin fir a lather sawed seet fir mi bik.

http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/bik/1149352772.html

Nice bike by the way.
im finking it cud be vinil
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Umm, OK. It is nice, but not worth even the opening bid as far as I am concerned.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...E:B:SS:US:1123
I don't know how much the bike is worth, but I like the paint job.

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how about this one:
http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/bik/1149852055.html
"Comes With everything you see. Contact me anytime with questions! (951)-660-5414 text or call. Please NO WEIRDOS and NO SKETCHY PEOPLE!
just a few things. Both rims are Deep v's. Front Tire needs to be pumped Back one needs new tire but i will provide the tube. Comes with NEW MASI saddle. And metal toe clips there a bit rusty. This bike is incredibly light and INCREDIBLY FAST. back rims a flip flop. and frame is a 61 cm.



First off, are sketchy people bummed now that they can't call?
Second, $500 for yet another mismatched fixie with no original parts!?
Third, For $500 you better change that tube, clean, lube and repack bearings, and clean off any rust.

D******* lazy @** sellers.
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I don't know how much the bike is worth, but I like the paint job.

Me too - and I think it adds value. I haven't seen the Schwinn Icy Hot paint on an Asian Paramount before, though I have on Waterford bikes:

http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/v/...1986Paramount/
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Originally Posted by Bikedued View Post
Yup! Nishiki Altron 7000 was an aluminum bike. Unfortunately for the seller, that's not one of them. Good call Bikedued! I'm guessing that's an 85-86 Custom Sport, a better entry level model, but that's a guess. Notice the stem shifters. And it's certainly steel, probably chromoly, but certainly lugged steel.
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Aren't steel Pinarellos made with Columbus tubing?

PINARELLO old-school hand-made ITALIAN frame (58cm) and fork. All chrome frame and fork. This is the same exact model frame that Alexi Grewal won the Olympic Gold medal for the USA in the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles! It was painted before, but I stripped the paint on the frame to display the 100% chrome underneath. Way cool. Nice dropouts. Great for a fixie! Reynolds 531. Steel is real, baby!

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This is the best part of the ad for a stripped bike frame with a poor photo. No proof to what it is in my opinion

"Just to be clear, the price is $300 for just the frame alone"
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"I couldn't keep this Bianchi upright and it put me in the hospital ..."

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"i couldn't keep this bianchi upright and it put me in the hospital ..."
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Schwinn Hurricane in average as found condition. Don't miss out for $275!,,,,BD


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Schwinn OCC chopper - $100

Take your pick, they're all over. Tagline usually reads something about "Mint, in the Box!" "Never Ridden!" "Price will only go up!" "Sure to be worth $$$!"

Tagline should read "Bought this bike strictly so I could place a "mint in the box" ad on Ebay sometime down the road, and make a fortune. Bike has never been ridden because my kid won't ride it as they suck to ride."

In the past 5 years, I think I have seen one of these on the street. Our local co-op left these behind for the scrap dealers when they moved recently. Pacific should have branded these "Edsel" rather than tarnishing the Sting-Ray name. I'd like to know how many collectors went out and bought one of each color every year they were manufactured, and put them away, I could use a laugh.

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Rare Bicycle Art! $50

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